30 April 2016
Day Conference on Sharia Law and Parallel Legal Systems in Britain, London
Central London, near Kings Cross Station
Elham Manea will present the findings of her new book Women And Sharia Law: The Impact Of Legal Pluralism In The UK. Women’s rights groups that led successful campaigns preventing public authorities such as the governing body of UK Universities and the Law Society from incorporating aspects of Sharia laws into their public policies will further present their case against Sharia courts and the Beth Din, legal aid cuts, and the denial of access to equality and human rights.
Diana Nammi, Director of Iranian Kurdish Women’s Rights Organisation
Elham Manea, Author of Women And Sharia Law: The Impact Of Legal Pluralism In The UK
Gita Sahgal, Director of Centre for Secular Space
Pragna Patel, Director of Southall Black Sisters
Maryam Namazie, Spokesperson of One Law for All and Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain
Nareen Rehman, Co-Founder and Chair of British Muslims for Secular Democracy
Yasmin Rehman, Women’s Rights Campaigner
Tickets cost: £20 (organisations and statutory bodies); £10 (waged); £5 (unwaged). No tickets will be sold at the door. To register for the event, please post your name and telephone number with a cheque made payable to One Law for All to BM Box 2387, London WC1N 3XX, UK. You can also purchase tickets on Eventbrite. The event location will be sent to those who purchase tickets.
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11:00-11:30am Registration with tea/coffee
11:30-11:40am Opening with MC Rayhana Sultan, Spokesperson of Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain
11:40-1:10pm Elham Manea, Academic and Author of “Women And Sharia Law: The Impact Of Legal Pluralism In The UK”
1:10-2:30pm Lunch (on your own)
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